Assistant Controller

| Cambridge
This key role for the Kensho team will be responsible for managing the accounting and finance functions in coordination with the S&P Global FP&A team. In addition this role will provide hands-on support to Kensho team members to ensure timely assistant with all related matter, as well as supporting the management team on more strategic finance concerns. 
What You'll Do:
Monthly Financial Close
· Support S&P Global accounting team by coordinating the required data from the Kensho team
· Review preliminary financials, complete variance analysis, and distribute to Kensho and S&P Global teams
Estimate & Budget
· Manage annual budget and monthly forecast deliverables with support from S&P Global team
· Create detail department budgets working closely with Kensho management
· Manage preparation of quarterly estimates, working proactively with Kensho management to ensure completeness and accuracy
· Coordinate headcount planning with Kensho HR team communicating updates to S&P Global team
· Meet with Kensho management team to review department results, review project plans, prep teams for QFR meetings, provide analysis and other special project support as needed
· Manage key vendor spend, working with Kensho management to identify and execute on cost saving opportunities
· Partner with S&P division team members on special projects
· Provide oversight of centralized accounting processes to ensure they are providing timely support to the Kensho team (AP, T&E, P-Cards, Procurement, Billing, and tax matters); coordinate escalations as needed
· Review and approve Kensho invoices, purchase orders, contracts, monthly p-card activity, and global mobility requests
· Facilitate problem resolution with other shared service departments including real estate, technology and other corporate departments as needed
· Provide key procurement support to Kensho team in coordination with S&P Global team and policies; ensure applicable orders and software renewals are processed in timely manner
· Provide hands-on support to Kensho team members on accounting and tax issues
· Manage other compliance requirements including internal audit
· Provide support to Kensho management team on special projects, including modeling new business opportunities, and researching/implementing infrastructure in support of these opportunities
What You'll Need:
· Accounting degree and CPA preferable
· 5 to 6 years of experience in accounting and finance (start-up experience preferred)
· Very well organized and detail oriented
· High degree of problem solving ability, critical thinking, and creativity
· Candidate must be assertive to drive projects to completion in timely manner
· Ability to manage multiple tasks and meet short term deadlines
· Strong written and communication skills to effectively interact with all levels of personnel
· Ability to work independently and in a team environment
· Comprehensive knowledge of accounting practices (GAAP)
· Knowledge of Anaplan or other forecasting software strongly preferred
· Highly proficient with Excel required, Word and PowerPoint

At Kensho, we pride ourselves on providing top-of-market benefits, including:
- Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance 
- 100% company paid premiums
- Unlimited Paid Time Off
- 20 weeks of 100% paid Parental Leave (paternity and maternity)
- 401(k) plan with 6% employer matching
- Generous company matching on donations to non-profit charities
- Up to $20,000 tuition assistance toward degree programs, plus up to $4,000/year for ongoing professional education such as industry conferences
- Plentiful snacks, drinks, and regularly catered lunches
- Dog-friendly office (CAM office)
- In-office gyms and showers (CAM, DC) or Equinox membership (LA, NYC)
- Stipend towards commuter or gym reimbursement
- Bike sharing program memberships
- Compassion leave and elder care leave
- Mentoring and additional learning opportunities
- Opportunity to expand professional network and participate in conferences and events 
About Kensho
Kensho uses machine learning, artificial intelligence, natural language processing and data visualization techniques to solve some of the hardest analytical problems and create breakthrough financial intelligence solutions for our parent company, S&P Global. 
Kensho was founded in 2013 by Harvard & MIT alums and was acquired by S&P Global in 2018. Kensho continues to operate as a startup in order to maintain our distinct, independent brand and to promote our breakthrough, innovative culture. Our team of Kenshins enjoy a dynamic and collaborative work environment that runs autonomously from S&P, while leveraging the unparalleled breadth and depth of data and resources available as part of S&P Global. As Kenshins, we pride ourselves on maintaining an innovative culture that depends on diversity and inclusion.
We are an equal opportunity employer that welcomes future Kenshins with all experiences and perspectives. Kensho is headquartered in Cambridge, MA, with offices in New York City, Washington D.C. and Los Angeles. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.

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Kensho is located in the heart of Harvard Square within walking distance to shops, restaurants, bars and public transportation.

An Insider's view of Kensho Technologies

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Kensho has a super friendly office vibe. People are genuinely happy to work here and it shows. I recently joined Kensho and as a "newbie" I have never felt more welcome at a company in my life. People go out of their way to talk to you, sit with you at lunch and get to know you. It's an amazing place!

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What are Kensho Technologies Perks + Benefits

Kensho Technologies Benefits Overview

Kensho provides an extremely comprehensive and generous benefits package to employees. Unlimited time off, 100% benefits premiums paid for, paid parental leave and 401k match just to name a few. Kensho wants the best for its employees and the benefits package reflects that 10 fold.

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Kensho pays 100% of premiums and with the only cost to employees being deductibles and co-pays.
Vision Benefits
Kensho pays 100% of premiums and with the only cost to employees being deductibles and co-pays.
Health Insurance Benefits
Kensho pays 100% of premiums and with the only cost to employees being deductibles and co-pays.
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Kensho offers 12 weeks paid parental leave.
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
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Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Kensho provides weekly lunch on Thursdays.
Happy Hours
Kensho provides weekly happy hours on Friday afternoons.
Pet Friendly
Kensho employees can bring their dogs to work on the second floor.
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
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Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Cross functional training encouraged
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